Value Identity and differentiation

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Nominal and verbal conjunction
References
Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Examples

  1. mi wetem haosgel blong mifala mitufala i traem blong lukaot
    mi
    1sg
    wetem
    with
    haosgel
    house.girl
    blong
    poss
    mifala
    1pl.excl
    mitufala
    1du
    i
    agr
    traem
    try
    blong
    purp
    lukaot
    look.for
    Our housegirl and I tried to find him.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. be man ia i karem masket i stap raed long hos, gel ia i sidaon bihaen
    be
    but
    man
    man
    ia
    def
    i
    agr
    karem
    carry
    masket
    gun
    i
    agr
    stap
    prog
    raed
    ride
    long
    loc
    hos,
    horse
    gel
    girl
    ia
    def
    i
    agr
    sidaon
    sit.down
    bihaen
    behind
    But the man took a gun, he was riding on a horse and the girl sat behind him.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. [...] from mama blong hem i no wantem mo ol nes oli bisi tumas
    [...]
    [...]
    from
    because
    mama
    mother
    blong
    poss
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    no
    neg
    wantem
    want
    mo
    and
    ol
    pl
    nes
    nurse
    oli
    agr
    bisi
    busy
    tumas
    very
    [...] because her mother didn't want her and the nurses were very busy.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  4. Wan kaen grup blong ol sapota we hem i givim plante hedek long ol polis olsem long Mexico World Cup mo World Cup long Italy hem i olgeta blong England.
    Wan
    one
    kaen
    kind
    grup
    group
    blong
    of
    ol
    pl
    sapota
    supporter
    we
    comp
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    givim
    give
    plante
    plenty
    hedek
    headache
    long
    to
    ol
    pl
    polis
    police
    olsem
    like
    long
    in
    Mexico
    Mexico
    World
    World
    Cup
    Cup
    mo
    and
    World
    World
    Cup
    Cup
    long
    in
    Italy
    Italy
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    olgeta
    3pl
    blong
    of
    England.
    England
    One type of group of supporters that gave the police plenty of headaches at the Mexico World Cup and the World Cup in Italy was those from England.